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Leland C. Nielsen Edit Profile

federal judge

Leland C. Nielsen, American federal judge. Bar: California 1947. Decorated Purple Heart, Distinguished Service Cross, Air medal with oak leaf clusters. Served to major A.C., United States Army 1941-1946; Member American College Trial Lawyers.

Background

Nielsen, Leland C. was born on June 14, 1919 in Vesper, Kansas, United States. Son of Carl Christian and Christena (Larson) Nielsen.

Education

Washburn University of Topeka (Bachelor of Arts). University of Southern California (Juris Doctor).

Career

Practice law, Los Angeles, from 1947. Deputy city attorney City of Los Angeles, 1947-1951. Judge Superior Court California San Diego County, 1968-1971.

Judge, now senior judge The United States of America District Court (southern district) California, San Diego, from 1971.

Achievements

  • Bar: California 1947.

Membership

Served to major A.C., United States Army 1941-1946. Member American College Trial Lawyers.

Connections

Married Virginia Garland, November 27, 1958. 1 child, Christena.

father:
Carl Christian Nielsen

mother:
Christena (Larson) Nielsen

spouse:
Virginia Garland

child:
Christena Nielsen